‘The Grateful Heart’ with Rabbi Jack!

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters

Welcome to Paths of Heart“- a high spirited, heart-centered community where we gather together in music, poetry, commentary, and dialogue to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love – in our own lives and throughout the world.  Paths of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Human Services/Educational non-profit organization that uses the arts, especially, to encourage and propel seekers of a better, more peaceful world to find ways to serve, while becoming more kind and compassionate human beings.

We welcome you as we collectively and individually explore the sweet mysteries of life – this is an invitation into co-creation! Our gatherings are most every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 117 Evans Drive in north Fort Collins. Childcare is available (please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements).

We hope our paths cross soon!

November 5th

The Grateful Heart

Indeed, our hearts are full to have Rabbi Jack Gabriel with us this Sunday to share his thoughts on gratitude!  Rabbi Jack is a spiritual songwriter and philosopher. He’s taught Kabbalah in many paradises, including Capetown, South Africa, Kailua-Kona, HI, and Sonoma, CA.  Mark and Colleen have known Jack since the 1990’s, and they’ve recorded two of his CD’s with him.  He’s a student and rabbi in the lineage of the great Mystic Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.  Reb Jack is a Child of the Holocaust, born in a refugee camp in Italy.  His objective in life has always been to turn oy into Joy!  Please join us this Sunday for a very special gathering!

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
~Thornton Wilder

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~ William Arthur Ward

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

Saturday, November 4th,
7:30 pm –

“Paths of Heart Presents” a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and singer/songwriter Colleen Crosson.  This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa’s “Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life” paired with Colleen’s music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!  $20 suggested donation at the door (amount is always up to you!).  We will provide some snacks and refreshments, and you are welcome to bring something to share as well.

**Important Notice** Paths of Heart will have just one Sunday gathering in November, on November 5thColleen and Mark will be taking the rest of the month off to rejuvenate, visit with family, and prepare for new music adventures!  We look forward to gathering again on December 3rd and celebrating the holidays together!  We have so much to be grateful for!

“Paths of Heart” Website – Stop by for a visit!  www.pathsofheart.org
There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery. For folks who like to make their donations by credit card, there is a link for your convenience on the website.


My goodness, what glorious weather we had for our potluck last week!  It was one of those lovely, everyday miracles, especially considering we had snow and freezing temps the very next day…. 🙂

We are grateful for your understanding as we take some time off this month from our Sunday gatherings.  We encourage you to still gather, in small groups perhaps and at your convenience, to continue spreading joy, love, kindness, and gratitude in your own lives and beyond!  We’ll see you again at ‘Paths of Heart’ on December 3rd!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

If this has been forwarded to you by a friend and you would like to join us, we encourage you to add your name to our newsletter list, as schedules do occasionally change,and we like to keep you informed of topics and special events as well. Just visit our website www.pathsofheart.org and click the newsletter sign-up link. If you know of other interested and kind-hearted souls, please refer them to our website, or they may also contact us by email: info@pathsofheart.org or by phone: 970-484-9600, to learn more about our organization. Thanks! 

CAR-EOGRAPHY *  You may park in the driveway, as well as diagonally along the north side of our property.  Should those areas become full, please park out on Hwy 1, which has plenty of space and a nice wide shoulder.  Please watch for cars as you are exiting and entering your vehicle, though! The carport area is reserved for folks with special parking needs. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that you kindly refrain from parking on Evans Drive beyond our property line. Car pooling is encouraged.  We also have a bike rack for cyclists!

Yoga with Heart!

We do yoga here in our “community space” on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All levels are welcome to participate.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining this heart centered practice!

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

Please note, we are a “remove your shoes upon entering” household (what better way to bare our “souls”…!).  Feel free to bring slippers or thick socks for your comfort (and we always have extras!) 

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